What are some alternative words for lack?

Synonyms for lacklæk

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term lack.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lack, deficiency, want(verb)

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

    Synonyms:
    neediness, need, deprivation, wishing, wish, want, privation, lack, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency

  2. miss, lack(verb)

    be without

    "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"

    Synonyms:
    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, miss, overlook, lack, escape

Wiktionary

  1. lack(noun)

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

  2. lack(noun)

    To be without, to need, to require.

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

  3. lack(verb)

    To be short (of or for something).

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lack(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    want, need, be in want of, be in need of, be destitute of, be without

  2. lack(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be in want

  3. lack(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be wanting

  4. lack(n.)

    Synonyms:
    need, deficiency, destitution, want, scantiness, insufficiency, scarcity, dearth, default, defectiveness, shortness, shortcoming, DEFICIT


Translations for lack

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for lack »

Translation

Find a translation for the lack synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

Images & Illustrations of lack

     Images & Illustrations of lack Images & Illustrations of lack Images & Illustrations of lack

Discuss these lack synonyms with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"lack." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 26 Apr. 2018. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/lack>.

Are we missing a good synonym for lack?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for lack:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.